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CARE Campus Resumes Normal Operations Staff and Clients Test Negative for COVID-19

5:05 PM

Bernalillo County – The Department of Behavioral Health Services will resume normal operations, effective immediately.

On Tuesday afternoon, the department was notified of a potential COVID-19 exposure on the CARE campus, by a recently discharged client. This client reported to Presbyterian Hospital and received a traditional COVID-19 test. The results from the test came back as negative. The department implemented precautionary measures and required all staff and clients from the CARE Campus, with both direct and indirect exposure to the potentially exposed client, to be tested. All of the test results came back as negative for both staff and clients.  

The CARE campus continues to mitigate risk and protect the safety of staff and clients. The campus continues to follow proper safety guidelines and sanitization standards for the facility.

The Bernalillo County CARE Campus is dedicated to the continuum of care for individuals living with substance use addictions and mental health conditions. From homelessness to public safety, access to quality behavioral health care within the community is integral, and is offered in the heart of the international district.


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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.                   



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